Billie P. Garde, a trial lawyer specializing in employment law, has earned a reputation for representing employees in whistleblower retaliation and discrimination before federal and state agencies. In addition to her litigation practice, she provides training, consulting, and mediation services to corporate and government entities facing complex employment problems, domestically and abroad.

In particular, Ms. Garde helps employers develop and manage "employee concern" programs and investigate employee allegations. She also has extensive experience conducting independent investigations of misconduct and mediating complex employment disputes.

Ms. Garde was a principal member of an NRC-mandated independent oversight team assessing the safety culture and work environment of a nuclear power plant, and has provided similar services to several other companies in regulated industries. She later worked for the Government Accountability Project and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for several years before going into private practice.

Ms. Garde is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated attorney.

Bar Admissions: Wisconsin, 1986; Texas, 1992; District of Columbia, 1997; U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1988; U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991.

Education: J.D., Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C., 1986; M.A., Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, OK, 1980; B.A., Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, OK, 1978.

Contact: Billie Garde at 202-280-6116 or bpgarde@cliffordgarde.com.

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